Christina Travlopoulou and Go Nagano bonded together into a guitar duo since their studies at The Juilliard School, the common denominator being their mutual interest in early music masterworks that were not originally composed for the guitar. Thus, Christina on a six-string guitar and Go on an eleven-string guitar began making their own transcriptions of solo and concertante works from the Renaissance, Baroque and Romantic Era, building this way a unique repertoire which they, always to high acclaim by audiences and critics alike, have presented in the United States, Brazil and Japan, at such venues as New York’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, Tokyo’s Casals Hall and Yamaha Hall, and Brazil’s SESC Hall. The duo has been featured at the 1st Festival International de Violao do Brazil, ArtLine Japan Music Series, Augustine New York Guitar Series, Aspen Festival and the 2005-2006 Deutschland in Japan Festival among others.

 

Discography

"...Chopin Works"

5 Mazurkas, 3 Nocturnes, 3 Valses, 11 Preludes

 

CHRISTINA TRAVLOPOULOU and GO NAGANO
on six and eleven string guitars

artline records●ALMP-10602

 

Critical Acclaim

 

 

The idiosyncratic sound of the guitar, especially on the Chopin Preludes, brings up a pleasant surprise. Their brilliant sound, interpretative clarity, virtuosity, good sense of rubato, avoidance of interpretive exaggerations as well as their very balanced ensemble make an exceptional CD recording. 

 

ΑΩ MAGAZINE, Athens MARCH 2008

 

 

 “If Chopin had heard this magnificent performance on two guitars, he would thereafter have composed only for guitar. Melodies are falling like “raindrops,” indeed, from the strings.”

                                                                        

GO KATO, Haiyuza Theatre Company, Tokyo NOVEMBER 2006

 

 

 

The sound of the guitars, so colorful, filled the stage with lyricism”

IL TEATRO MAGAZINE, Tokyo 2006

 

 

 

“Christina Travlopoulou (6-sting guitar) and Go Nagano (11-string guitar) effectively showed us new images of Bach performance practice on two guitars. Both of the artists possess superb musicianship and are unquestionably virtuoso performers. Their repertoire of Renaissance and Baroque music is extraordinary.”

GENDAI GUITAR MAGAZINE, Tokyo DECEMBER 2005

 

 

 

A new golden era brought to New York from these talented young artists.”

TO VIMA, Athens 2004

 

 

 

“…Fascinating! They bewitched each one of the 300 people on the audience.”

                                                       

GREEK NEWS, the Greek-American Weekly newspaper, New York 2003

 

 

 

“Showing a unique feel for interpretation the duo very successfully achieved a true Baroque performance style through their innovative and effective choice of instruments in a recent Carnegie Hall concert that received a standing ovation. A buoyant mood suggesting the fulfilled potential of these Young Artists Auditions Awards prizewinning guitarists…”

ARTS & CULTURE, New York JUNE 2001

 

 

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